13 days in San Jose, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

13 days in San Jose, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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13 days in San Jose, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  7​h
1
San Jose
— 1 night
car:  3​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

1
night
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose road trip planner .

Honolulu to San Jose is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Honolulu in February, plan for little chillier days in San Jose, with highs around 65°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 45°F. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Tours
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6
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Let the collections at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Parsons Memorial. Step out of Yosemite National Park to go to Sonora and see Tuolumne County Museum, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, trek along May Lake Trailhead, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip app .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and car from San Jose to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Jose in February, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (48°F), and nights are colder (18°F). On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House, Tuolumne County Museum
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 12:
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Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy ©
Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, The Promenade, Golden Gate Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Point and Madame Tussauds San Francisco. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Haight-Ashbury and Chocolate Heaven. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay to see Half Moon Bay State Beach about 44 minutes away.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 62°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, Half Moon Bay State Beach
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Point ©
Fort Point
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

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